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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2019, 04:56:48 AM »
So if that's where most of the deer are I would probably hunt it :chuckle:

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2019, 05:21:27 AM »
So if that's where most of the deer are I would probably hunt it :chuckle:

 :chuckle: :chuckle: Yes true but not if itís not open haha.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 07:00:43 AM »
Whatís the weather like over there in the Nile. Weíre headed that way now!

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2019, 07:21:59 AM »
Clear and cool this morning
24 in the wenas, probably similiar

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2019, 07:36:48 AM »
Big winds expected tomorrow I think. 

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2019, 08:12:24 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the winds bone.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2019, 08:22:31 AM »
Yep.   Have a good hunt.   Deer are few and far between, but there are some real bruisers.    I chased one that was in the 33 inch range for three years.   Seen him three times, lol. Never got him.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2019, 08:42:15 AM »
Thanks. Yeah I hear they are but Iíll lace the boots up and get deep out there and see what I can find.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2019, 09:08:36 AM »
I setup camp Saturday. 48 deg at camp not a sign of snow anywhere. Could be like last yr where we spent 8 days and didn't see a single elk.
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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2019, 09:38:41 AM »
Yeah that would suck! But itís hunting.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2019, 10:03:21 AM »
Howd it go?   Weather was kind of a jerk

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 10:51:35 PM »
I set up a solo camp Friday early morning after Turkey Day, up Clover Springs 1600 road, below in the first big meadow just past the Nat'l Forest boundary sign.
thank goodness for the Rainier 10x12 wall tent and wood stove! It was frigid COLD, overnight in the teens, maybe lower.

Over 5 days, I saw only 11 elk total; a group of 4 cows, 5x5 bull and 6 cows/calves. But none in bow range and moving steadily. Fresh snow on ground, areas had 3-6", so cold it was powdery making good, silent walking conditions.
Came across 2 kill sights, squawking ravens gave away the locations, close to the packed snow-icy roads.
Saw a few deer, mostly low country.

lots of UTV's. But seeing bundled up COLD riders, I was glad to be in warm cab of my Tundra, chains on all 4 tires.
oh and lots of Xmas tree cutters out there for their holiday tree.

Went back past Saturday, Sunday, the last 2 days of the season. Weather warmed up considerably, lots of snow melted and roads slushy, packed snow-ice in the shady areas. We didn't have to chain up. Set my Kifaru Tut tent/stove for the one night.
Only observed old elk tracks, nothing fresh and saw no elk so moved over across Hwy-410 in unit 342 for the Sunday hunt. No elk spotted but good amount of fresh deer tracks, one main frame 4x4 buck spotted but at 100 yards, moving on trail with a purpose and out of bow range.

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 05:24:38 AM »
We had to leave a week after opening. I personally saw elk but my brother didnít see anything. It was COLD! 9 degrees and 14 inches. We camped up high. When I was up there the elk were high. Saw lots of cows in the old grow got to about 40 yards but it was so steep and just couldnít get a shot that felt comfortable cause of all the lay downs. But still had a great time and the country is beautiful. . 

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2019, 06:36:59 AM »
I was one of those Christmas tree guys.   Very few hunters this year. So few I thought maybe the season was done.  Not much for animal tracks either. 

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Re: Nile unit
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2019, 09:13:49 AM »
I was one of those Christmas tree guys.   Very few hunters this year. So few I thought maybe the season was done.  Not much for animal tracks either.

Less permits in the early season, less opportunity; weíve lost 7 days off our late season. It used to start November 20 until December 8th. And when your not seeing as many critters when out in the woods, it all adds up to less people hunting...

 


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